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Pain, Pain Management and the Opioid Epidemic

Dec 2, 2016 09:00AM to 05:00PM

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Open to the Public, Registration Required
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Panel Discussion
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The Nicholson Foundation and the Woodrow Wilson School's Cemter for Health and Wellbeing

The opioid epidemic has become a public health crisis, fueled in part by the over-prescribing of pain medications. This crisis demands that we re-assess how we treat chronic pain.

The Nicholson Foundation and the Woodrow Wilson School’s Center for Health and Wellbeing will host a symposium on December 2nd, 2016, focusing on the relationship between the treatment of pain and the opioid epidemic.

Conference speakers include experts on pain and addiction, federal health officials, front-line medical workers and prize-winning professors. They will explore how and why we treat chronic pain, and how this approach contributes to the national opioid epidemic. Princeton's own Anne Case and Sir Angus Deaton will discuss their latest research.

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We are currently at capacity for Dodds Auditorium and no longer accepting registration. There will be a waitline outside Dodds Auditorium for those who were unable to register starting at 8 a.m. The event will be broadcast live in Bowl 001, Robertson Hall for those who are unable to get a seat in Dodds. We will beginning filling empty seats in Dodds Auditorium at 8:45 a.m.

Livestream the conference here.

For additional details contact chw@princeton.edu